Solutions To Your Ankle Problems
Expert Care In Richmond, VA
The ankle is made up of many bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons and nerves. The complex structures within the ankles are designed to carry the body’s weight and perform a wide range of activities. Strengthening the leg muscles of the calf and shin will increase the stability of the ankle joint and help reduce ankle and foot pain. Foot and ankle pain is a common occurrence but it is important to determine the true cause of the pain to initiate the appropriate treatment.
For fractures involving the ankles, treatment options will depend on the type of fracture and each individual’s unique case. Dr. Goradia is committed to identifying the best treatment plan for each patient by implementing nonsurgical and conservative measures first.
Ankle Ligament Sprains
Ankle sprains are usually treated with ice, rest, compression, elevation and anti-inflammatory medication. After the initial injury heals, a physical therapy regimen can help to strengthen the ankle. If the injury is severe, arthroscopic ankle surgery can be performed to stabilize the joint.
Achilles Tendinitis & Tears
This is a common ailment for athletes and weekend warriors alike. Inflammation in the Achilles tendon can cause tightness in the calf muscle limiting your mobility. Occasionally, the Achilles tendon will rupture, a complete rupture will require surgical reattachment. A partial tear may be remedied with nonsurgical treatment modalities and physical therapy.
Dr. Vic Goradia: Your Richmond VA Ankle Injury Specialist
There are many ways that a foot or ankle can be injured. At G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Goradia will perform a thorough examination and may order imaging such as MRI or CT scans of your ankle to properly diagnose your condition. He will then create an individualized treatment plan to help you get back in motion and do what you love.
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